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Insight, news and updates from Alliott NZ Chartered Accountants, Auckland New Zealand. The views expressed here are the views of the author and should be discussed in further detail should an article be relevant to your individual circumstances.

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Managing business cash flow and income

Posted by Xero on March 7th, 2022.      0 comments

xero-platinum-partner-badge-RGB-608Takeaways for small businesses — there are a few things small businesses can do to help support their recovery, according to Xero’s small business trends report.
 

SME cyber safety

Posted by Greg Millar on December 6th, 2021.      0 comments

nimbus technology computer-security2-768Is the widespread adoption of remote work, and the accelerated (sometimes rushed) rollout of digital and cloud technologies to ensure continuity putting your business' cyber safety at risk?

 

New Transition Payment Announced, Final Wage Subsidy & Resurgence Subsidy

Posted by Vanessa Williams on November 30th, 2021.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusThe Government has announced a one-off transition payment for businesses as we move to the COVID-19 Protection Framework and the Resurgence Support Payment and Wage Subsidy Scheme will continue to be available to businesses anywhere in New Zealand until 2 December 2021.
 

COVID-19 Wage Subsidy and Resurgence Support Payment Update

Posted by Greg Millar on October 26th, 2021.      4 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusTraffic Lights, COVID-19 Wage Subsidy and Increased Resurgence Support Payment Update.

 

Fully engaging with your financial data

Posted by Spotlight Reporting on October 11th, 2021.      0 comments

consultant-885Understanding the finer points of your financial situation is crucial in times of economic uncertainty. But according to a Forbes article, a significant portion of entrepreneurs and business owners don’t fully engage with all of their financial data.
 

Digital marketing profits

Posted by Greg Millar on October 4th, 2021.      0 comments

marketing tile 100x100What’s the story behind your business? Do your customers get an insight into what happens behind the scenes?
Telling your story through digital marketing is a powerful way to humanise your business, engage customers, and distinguish yourself from competitors
 

COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Criteria

Posted by Greg Millar on August 20th, 2021.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusThe criteria for Wage Subsidy eligibility is now available.

 

COVID-19 support for businesses

Posted by Vanessa Williams on August 19th, 2021.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusFollowing the rise in alert levels announced on 17 August 2021, we outline the support available for NZ businesses.

 

Business plans help businesses prosper

Posted by Greg Millar on July 12th, 2021.      0 comments

success-182Business Plans are like maps for tourists. You need a plan for where you’re going to go, what you want to look at, where you’re going to stay and, if you deviate off track, you need to be able to identify where you are and then navigate to get back onto your original path. Planning a business activity is very similar.

 

Getting the Most from Your Financial Statements

Posted by Greg Millar on June 14th, 2021.      0 comments

consultant-885What Best Practices should you follow when conducting a Financial Review to ensure your decision-making is based on a thorough understanding of your business? This article provides pointers to help you get the most out of your Financial Statements.
 

Google pulling the plug on Cookies

Posted by Vanessa Williams on June 3rd, 2021.      0 comments

donut doughnut-694With Google pulling the plug on Cookies, it’s imperative to get on the front foot now. Learn how to provide appropriate transparency into your practices and pivot your business to be prepared for regulatory changes as they come.
 

COVID-19 Short-Term Absence Payment now available Resurgence Support Payment activated

Posted by Vanessa Williams on February 22nd, 2021.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusOn 17 February 2021 the Government activated the COVID Resurgence Support Payment. Eligible businesses will be able to apply for the payment from tomorrow Tuesday, 23 February 2021.

 

Small business cashflow (loan) scheme changes

Posted by Vanessa Williams on November 16th, 2020.      0 comments

IRD iconThis month the Government announced changes to the Small Business Cashflow (loan) Scheme. Our article provides you with information on these changes.
 

COVID19 staff layoffs an expensive business

Posted by Ross Henderson on September 7th, 2020.      0 comments

resilience copyEmployment law experts say this case sends a strong message to employers not to rely on the pandemic to seek to justify a failure to follow proper process.
 

Resurgence Wage Subsidy Scheme

Posted by Vanessa Williams on August 19th, 2020.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusNew Zealand employers who have had, or expect to have, a revenue drop of at least 40% because of COVID-19, for a 14 day period between 12 August to 10 September, compared to a similar period last year can get it.  Other eligibility criteria is similar to the previous wage subsidies.
 

8 Areas to Maximise Your Marketing Results

Posted by Vanessa Williams on August 10th, 2020.      0 comments

sales up-477What key areas should you review to maximise your marketing return? In our article, we consider these and how you can use analysis of your industry data (incl competitors) to inform what you should be doing now. We look forward to seeing some discussion on this and hope you take up our offer to discuss Measuring your Marketing Performance!
 

New Zealand Budget 2020

Posted by Vanessa Williams on May 15th, 2020.      0 comments

budget blocks copyAs expected, the 2020 Budget has been a high spending one with a deficit forecasted to be $29.6 billion in 2021. We break down the expenditure and key initiatives.

 

COVID-19 Tax Measures and Alert Levels

Posted by Greg Millar on April 16th, 2020.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusAs we near the end of the initial four-week lockdown, the Government has released further Tax Measures to assist businesses including more complete information on what Alert Level 3 would mean. Yesterday the Government announced two further tax proposals - Tax Loss Carry Back Scheme and changes to the Tax Loss Continuity Rules.
 

COVID-19 Tax changes to support businesses

Posted by Vanessa Williams on April 15th, 2020.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusToday the Government announced a further set of tax proposals to help businesses manage the impacts of COVID-19. You can read the Government’s full announcement and fact sheets on the Beehive website or the Inland Revenue's summary here.
 

Business Finance Guarantee Scheme

Posted by Vanessa Williams on April 8th, 2020.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusThe $1 billion BFGS scheme is available to all eligible New Zealand-based businesses with an annual turnover of $250,000 to $80 million that have been impacted by COVID-19.